One of the biggest Arsenal legends of all time, Thierry Henry, sensationally turned down the job of managing the Gunners U18 team when Arsene Wenger insisted that he gave up working as a pundit on Sky TV and concentrated exclusively on his training duties.
Many of us fans had professed that we were hoping that Henry would have worked his way up the ranks and eventually gained enough experience to take over the reins at the Emirates when Wenger’s reign finally came to an end, but Thierry decided not to give up his highly lucrative job as a pundit.
Now it has been revealed that Henry not only has got a promotion to being assistant coach under Roberto Martinez to the very talented Belgium team, but he also gets to keep his job with Sky. Talk about having the best of both worlds!
Honoured to be assistant coach @BelRedDevils. Thanks to Roberto Martinez & the Royal Belgian Football Association. Very excited.Can't wait.
— Thierry Henry (@ThierryHenry) August 26, 2016
The Belgian team’s official Twitter account quoted Martinez as saying about our living legend: “Thierry Henry has been in the situation to change the spirit into winning something…
“I’m very satisfied that (the Belgian federation) has been able to create an impressive staff.”
I am sure most of us would have preferred Henry to continue his development at Arsenal before he moved into managership, but you can’t knock his decision when he ends up at a very promising international side instead, and will carry on getting his second income as a Sky Pundit.
Back Belgium to win the World Cup in two years time once Henry instills his “winning mentality” into the talent they undoubtedly have in the squad!